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Warning – Science, Old Wives Tales and You

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By: Staff Report Young Urban Moms, what did you wish you knew while pregnant or with your newborn that you know now? We've all heard and taken heed to the warning signs, no matter how absurd or ridiculous it may sound. No drinking coffee while breastfeeding or pregnant, careful with the fish and also unwashed vegetables. Then there are the old wives tales of how cats can
What’s with Using a Pacifier?

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By: Ashley Haugen Young Urban Moms, before you pop the pacifier, consider all your options and, as with all things parenting, do what works best for your baby Ahhh, the pacifier, the great divider of modern parents. To use one? To not use one? Is it really a question? Surprisingly, yes. And pacifiers are every bit as debatable as whether or not to breastfeed. They're sort of like a
Risks of Having Multiples

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By: Crystal Cook A woman’s body is made to carry children. The question is, how many? A woman’s body is made to carry children. The question is, how many? If we look to nature, we find the chance of conceiving natural quadruplets is 1 in 730,000. Now, with fertility treatments and in vitro fertilization, it is more common. Does nature give us the magic number? Any pregnancy has inherent
Does race affect how a mother raises her kids?

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By: Staff Report Young Urban Moms should take the best aspects of their culture and heritage when raising their kids Race is so much more than our physical appearances. It is about our culture, our heritage. It influences how we perceive ourselves as well as how others perceive us. Most importantly, race can and often does influence how mothers well… mother. Positive vs. Negative On the most basic levels,
My Preschooler Won’t Eat

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by Wendy Helfenbaum Tips to help moms deal with picky-eaters, and keep their cool When Elana Poplaw asks her son Miles, 4, what he wants for supper, he typically cites the same three basic food groups: chocolate, lollipops and ice cream. “He never actually sits down at the table; I have to hold food and walk around with him,” explains Poplaw. “Sometimes, we have to sit outside
Breast Pad Breakdown

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By: Lauralee Moss For Young Urban Moms who decide to breastfeed, leaks will be inevitable. Here, a review some of the most popular breast pads If you are going to breastfeed, you will inevitably have leaks. I normally leak during the first two months and then taper off. Yet, as a teacher, I wear breast pads daily. (I can just imagine wet circles on my shirt while in
The Postpartum Epidemic: You’re Not Alone

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By: Ashley Haugen For new moms, identifying PPD and getting help is crucial to feel better and be able to focus on your baby Pregnancy is a most amazing time. It’s filled with all sorts of new and surprising experiences for which no one can prepare you. And while many soon-to-be moms are arranging the nursery and nesting up a storm, some are not aware of (nor
When You Least Expect It, You’re a Mom

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By: Bema Self Young, single mom finds out she is pregnant in an unexpected way I felt like something had climbed inside my stomach and was tearing apart my insides. It's almost indescribable. For three weeks, my daily routine consisted of sleeping for 16 hours, trying to eat, then throwing up and going back to sleep. Nothing helped and the longer I tried to wait it out,